Overview

Applicants
570
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.52
Years Work Experience
5.3
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 710
GPA
3.32 - 3.75

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
185

80.54
Full-time
24.32
Female
19.46
Part-time
17.84
Minority


Students Say

Despite being a part of a large sports and research university, the intentionally small size of Fisher College of Business allows the school to create a high quality and personalized program focused on results and excellence. Fisher offers an Executive MBA, an MBA for Working Professionals, and a full-time program, and boasts top-notch Operations and Logistics and Marketing programs that attract recruiters from top companies each year. Students in the Working Professional MBA program and the full-time MBA program can customize a specialized niche of study to complement their general MBA degree, and students from all programs can cull from more than 100 elective courses to create an individualized degree.

"Everyone is willing to support the student experience," and "learning takes place on many levels, from in the class, to around the pizza box, to having a lunch appointment with a local business executive who serves as your mentor." "The administration, professors, and academic experience exceed the high expectations I set," says a student. "I have been blown away by the quality of the professors," says another. Most come from top-rated business schools and offer "an outstanding mix of industry experience and academic integrity." "I wake up every day excited to attend school," says a student. The administration offers students many options for electives.

Most of the assignments are dynamic group projects which "equates to many hours with fellow students," and "the pace is quick and often times we'll have a VERY heavy case/ work load in a short period of time." This "frustrates many students, but keeps them sharp." The work load "strikes a good balance of class work with external networking events and social functions."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
"The Fisher College of Business, and The Ohio State University, offer future business leaders in the private and public sectors significant opportunities to gain knowledge and skills for managing enterprises facing complex, global sustainability issues. The educational focus is on the strategic responses to these issues that may be employed to create business opportunities, competitive advantage, and shareholder value. Courses offer both instruction in diverse aspects of sustainability and hands-on project opportunities working with companies and non-profit organizations facing sustainability challenges. https://fisher.osu.edu/graduate/ftmba/academics/career-tracks/"

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students have a variety of opportunities to work on sustainability related problems and projects. For example, the Project Experience In Design & Development of Sustainable Business Practices course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the design and development of sustainable business practices to fill a need articulated by an operating public or private organization. Students will work closely with executives from the organizations that “sponsor” their project. In addition, students work on sustainability-related projects in other courses, through community service outreach and through student-led consulting and other extra curricular initiatives.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Very strong support for MBA students to gain international experience by working in teams on real world business challenges in global locations, positively impacting their environment.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The establishment of a strong chapter of NetImpact at Fisher College, combining the efforts of graduate and undergraduate students in close collaboration with faculty and staff. The NetImpact students hosted a project this year called Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$100,830
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
92%
School Facilitiated
7%
Graduate Facilitated
1%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
87%
School Facilitiated
13%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

21%
Other
19%
Marketing
18%
Operations/Logistics
18%
Consulting
18%
Finance/Accounting

Graduates Employed by Region

55%
Midwest
14%
West
11%
Northeast
8%
Southwest
5%
International
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
South

Students Say

"Career services are excellent" at Fisher, which attracts top national employers with ease and "will work hard to help you get a job with a company with whom they already have connections." "They will help you land a job at your dream company, but they won't do it for you." The thorough business education provided by the school has given it a leading reputation across the country, and students are even able to take on "real consulting proj- ects with paying clients" during their program. "The mix of industry executives with high profile academics as well as the extraordinarily wide breadth of resources that comes with Ohio State and the Big Ten creates the perfect mixture for an MBA student to become a future industry executive," says a student. "Although we technically compete for the same jobs everyone is extremely friendly and helpful," says a student of the annual job hunt frenzy. "Fisher students can enjoy all the resources from Ohio State."

Top employers of recent Fisher graduates include Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), Nationwide Insurance, Emerson, and Amazon.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 21% $96,000 $92,691 $73,220 $115,000
Marketing / Sales 19% $100,000 $91,000 $48,000 $108,000
Consulting 18% $125,850 $124,779 $90,000 $140,000
Finance / Accounting 18% $90,000 $84,154 $50,000 $106,000
Operations / Logistics 18% $105,250 $106,450 $90,000 $120,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 23% $135,000 $125,832 $80,000 $140,000
Financial Services 23% $100,000 $90,273 $52,000 $125,000
Technology 23% $110,000 $107,583 $90,000 $120,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 21% $104,250 $96,017 $48,000 $126,700
Consumer Products 18% $106,000 $102,333 $95,000 $107,000
Other 14% $70,000 $66,667 $50,000 $80,000
Non-profit 11%

Prominent Alumni

Leslie Wexner
Chair & CEO, L Brands

Lisa Ingram
President & CEO, White Castle

Jesse J. Tyson
President & CEO, National Association of Black MBAs

Paula Bennett
President & CEO, J.Jill Group, Inc.

Jim Peck
CEO, TransUnion

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$33,445

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$22,525

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
78%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
84%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
80%

New Students Receiving Loans
29%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$30,120
Tuition (Out-State)
$50,568
Fees (In-State)
$1,019
Fees (Out-State)
$1,019

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,883
Tuition (Out-State)
$3,287
Fees (In-State)
$104
Fees (Out-State)
$104

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,000
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
529
Part Time
61%

In State
42.7%
Out of State
57.3%
Foreign Countries Represented
23

Demographics

7.80%
Minorities
33.00%
International

24% female
76% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"We all know each other, and everyone is willing to help others out for the sake of individ- ual and group success," says a student of this highly collaborative group, who are "around one another frequently." Columbus is "a very lively city," and is a "fun environment for married or single students." There is a good community of people who regularly socialize outside of school at bars, restaurants, houses, or events, and, of course, everyone is "active- ly engaged in the Ohio State sports culture." Students have a variety of associations to choose from, based on business focus area, service to the community, and other common interests, to connect with students.

As for the logistics of life, "off campus housing is outstanding," there is an "excellent…day care" for those with kids, and "the best part is, you can live well on a student budget."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Alison Merzel
Director, MBA Admissions

Address
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1144
United States

Phone
614-292-8511

Fax
614-292-9006

Email
mba@fisher.osu.edu


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